The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook was created to help teens take a look at the eight interconnected areas of wellness in their lives, and help them think about the direction their lives are going.
Just as people use a compass to help check their bearings and make sure they are headed in the direction they intend, this notebook will do the same around the choices teens are making in their lives. It asks them if they are headed in the direction they really wan to be going? And if not, what can they do differently?
Most importantly, this notebook will help them become more intentional about the choices they make going forward and will help teens make sure they are headed in the direction they really want for themselves.
There are eight important areas of wellness covered in the notebook, each a different unit in the notebook, organized around the four points of a compass. This is the compass we encourage them to use to guide the decisions they make around their health and well-being.
Relationships. The ability to create and maintain healthy, life-giving connections with others.
Emotions. The ability to express and receive emotions in a healthy way.
Spirituality. The ability to develop a strong personal value system and to discover a meaningful purpose in life.
Rest & Play. The ability to balance work and play and to renew one’s self.
Stress Resilience. The ability to deal positively with the adversities of life.
Care of the Body. The ability to build healthy habits and practices regarding your physical well being.
Organization. The ability to keep track of and make good use of possessions, money, and time.
School & Work. The ability to get the most out of educational, volunteer, and employment opportunities.
The Teen Compass is a useful tool that helps teens be more responsible for their own well-being. Thiscurriculum is flexible and can be used across subjects and programs.
We have found The Teen Compass program to be most appropriate for helping our students identify their own strengths and weaknesses and set goals.
The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook is an awesome tool for self-reflection and I think it helps the students feel that they are not alone.
The Teen Compass is working out so well with our students. It is a strong curriculum that teens are really responding to.
Everything else we do in school is for a grade, so its a nice change to write for your own sake.
To be able to write something down and have it be anonymous felt kind of comforting.
My mom is already really stressed and doesn’t always want to hear about my problems so I really liked the chance to share some of my worries with my group. I liked feeling that I’m not a burden.
It is an interactive workbook that asks you tons of questions and helps you examine your life and reflect on your choices.
I learned about ways to cope with my stress. On days that I feel down or in a bad place I can use my journal to help me write down my feelings and think of different ways to cope with my feelings.
I have used The Teen Compass Wellness Notebooks with our group and the feedback has been very positive. The discussions that arise from the notebook have been very beneficial to the youth. It helps create a safe and fun space for them as they identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and set goals that enable them to live into their best hopes for themselves.
The Teen Compass has guided my students by fostering growth through its positive energy and practical guidance. The students enjoyed the individual journaling and discussion topics and because of these experiences there were countless convincing moments for our New Horizons students as we experienced Living Compass. I anticipate that they will carry that enthusiasm and commitment going forward with them as we continue our work on forging our own paths as reflective and conscientious individuals. I hope other students will get a chance to see true value of this extraordinary tool and experience.
Our Next Generation is pleased to use The Teen Compass materials as a premiere tool in our suicide prevention efforts as we help our teens achieve good mental health and strengthen their ability to build meaningful social connections.
I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
“I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
The teachers at MPS love The Teen Compass Wellness materials!
We have discovered that The Teen Compass Wellness resource helps teens in many ways, including helping them to: set personal goals, practice healthy decision-making, become self-advocates, analyze influences, practice positive interpersonal communication, practice self management, and take personal responsibility.